Saint Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch, was a direct disciple of Peter and John. He was martyred by being thrown to the wild beasts in Rome, but on his way to his triumphant fate, he wrote many epistles, letters, to the Early Church. In these epistles we find clear basis for our traditions and doctrines, clear… Continue reading Saint Ignatius of Antioch & the Real Presence
With the recent beatification of Justo Takayama, who lived from 1552 to 1615, many Christians, especially Catholics, are left surprised - when did Christianity reach Japan? As Christians, it is our duty to understand, and relate to the experiences of our brethren wherever they may be. The mainstream understanding of the development of Catholicism in… Continue reading Kirishtan: Christianity in Sengoku Japan
Vassal of Christ put together this summary of the Hundred Years War through a series of articles posted in the previous publication, Demetrios Magazine. All the articles have been combined into one for The Hunting Call. Part One: Background and Edwardian Phase (1314-1369) The Hundred Years War was a 14th and 15th century dynastic struggle… Continue reading The Hundred Years War
In the bush war, the Rhodesians were faced with an enemy primarily composed of poorly disciplined, yet armed and violent gangs. Instead of going up against proper soldiers, they had to counter the efforts of ideological terrorists and opportunist criminals. These men were trained in Mozambique and Zambia, where apparently the commissars were more worried… Continue reading ZANLA and ZIPRA: Terrorists and Poor Fighters
Translated from Russian, the source can be found here. September 1st Arrived in the village of Conti: a dozen and a half shabby peasant houses, and a church in the center, apparently built during the reign of Tsar Gorokh. It was drizzling with rain… We went into one of the houses, it was in terribly… Continue reading Jakob Polukhina’s Combat Diary (Battle of Ebro, 1937)
The human race is ordained for absolutes. We can see evidence of this in the world today, and the argument for it is explained by St. Thomas Aquinas. People act toward an end in all of their actions in service to some higher ideal. This ideal is our highest motivator and what drives our actions… Continue reading Quid est Rex?
Night vision is incredibly valuable in modern warfare. As the name implies, it enables soldiers to see very clearly after dark without revealing their position. This provides a great advantage over anyone who doesn't have night vision. You can see them, but they can't see you - except, perhaps, when your muzzle flashes. In 1935, Allgemeine… Continue reading The Zielgerät 1229: Nazi Night Vision